Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology

Milton J. Davis Charles R. Saunders

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Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology

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  • Title: Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology
  • Author: Milton J. Davis Charles R. Saunders
  • ISBN: 9780980084283
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Paperback
  • Magic Myth Warfare Wonder Beauty Bravery Glamour Gore Sorcery Sensuality These and many elements of fantasy await you in the pages of Griots, which brings you the latest stories of the new genre called Sword and Soul.The tales told in Griots are the annals of the Africa that was, as well as Africas that never were, may have been, or should have been They arMagic Myth Warfare Wonder Beauty Bravery Glamour Gore Sorcery Sensuality These and many elements of fantasy await you in the pages of Griots, which brings you the latest stories of the new genre called Sword and Soul.The tales told in Griots are the annals of the Africa that was, as well as Africas that never were, may have been, or should have been They are the legends of a continent and people emerging from shadows thrust upon them in the past They are the sagas sung by the modern heirs of the African story tellers known by many names including griots.Here, you will meet mighty warriors, seductive sorceresses, ambitious monarchs, and cunning courtesans Here, you will journey through the vast variety of settings Africa offers, and inspires Here, you will savor what the writings of the modern day griots have to offer journeys through limitless vistas of the imagination, with a touch of color and a taste of soul Contents The Soul in the Sword essay by Charles R SaundersA Gathering at the Meeting Tree essay by Milton J DavisMrembo Aliyenaswa Captured Beauty shortfiction by Milton J Davis as by Milton Davis Awakening shortfiction by Valjeanne JeffersLost Son shortfiction by Maurice BroaddusIn the Wake of Mist shortfiction by Kirk A JohnsonSkin Magic shortfiction by Djeli A ClarkThe Demon in the Wall shortfiction by Stafford L BattleThe Belly of the Crocodile shortfiction by Minister FaustChangeling shortfiction by Carole McDonnellThe General s Daughter shortfiction by Anthony Nana KwamuSekadi s Koan shortfiction by Geoffrey ThorneThe Queen, the Demon and the Mercenary shortfiction by Ronald T JonesIcewitch shortfiction by Rebecca McFarland KyleThe Leopard Walks Alone shortfiction by Melvin CarterThe Three Faced One shortfiction by Charles R SaundersGriots Bios essay by uncredited

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    1. S.E. Lindberg on said:

      Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology is an aptly named milestone in speculative fiction. Named after African storytellers who relied on the oral tradition (griots), this anthology marks the initial growth of the sub-genre “Sword & Soul.” Charles R. Saunders is credited with starting the sub-genre with his Imaro tale (Imaro Series). Imaro broke the mold of adventure fantasy with Saunders being the primary champion. With Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology, Milton J. Davis leads a troop of au [...]

    2. Eric on said:

      "My sister, Iyoke”― Nunu extended her hand ― “come and wonder at your kingdom with me.” Iyoke stood up, bowed to her new royal parent who smiled upon her, bowed to her mother Queen Mizaka. Slowly she let loose her husband’s hand. This is what Nunu said as they walked the ship, chrysanthemums and lilies to be transplanted in the royal gardens swaying near their feet. “For one year, I’ve been married to Prince Biodun.” “A blessing, sister,” Iyoke answered. “I was not as lov [...]

    3. Andrew on said:

      “Griots: A Soul and Soul Anthology" is an intriguing collection of fantasy stories from some talented writers. You will find tales of exotic magic, evil sorcery, incredible beasts and great warriors all in the context of an Africa both familiar and unfamiliar. I was particularly pleased to find two of my fantasy favourites, Changa and Imaro, making an appearance in the book.If you like the Sword and Soul genre, you are certain to enjoy Griots which is well presented with great cover art and il [...]

    4. Valjeanne Jeffers on said:

      Magic. Myth. Warfare. Wonder. Beauty. Bravery. Glamour. Gore. Sorcery. Sensuality. These and many more elements of fantasy await you in the pages of Griots, which brings you the latest stories of the new genre called Sword and Soul. The tales told in Griots are the annals of the Africa that

    5. Fletcher Vredenburgh on said:

      Of fourteen stories six are of the first rank. Of these, Carole McDonnells' "Changeling", a folklore style story of daughterly duty and sibling jealousy, and Minister Faust's take on Egyptian myth in "The Belly of the Crocodile" are my favorites. Next is "The General's Daughter" by Anthony Nana Kwamu, in which a victorious Ethiopian general travels the land of the dead to face a terrible sacrifice. The other three are all very good straight up S&S. For those who've read Davis's Changa novels [...]

    6. Travis Ludvigson on said:

      Griots A Sword and Soul Anthology is an exciting journey into the mythos of the warriors of Africa. The beautifully illustrated cover told a story before I had even opened to the first page. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book, but here are a few of my favorite stories (spoiler alert):Mrembo Aliyenaswa (Captured Beauty) by Milton Davis: A quick temper and an even quicker blade combined with a deep sense of honor make Changa a force to be reckoned with.Awakening by Valjeanne Jeffers: I loved rea [...]

    7. Derrick on said:

      Before we get into the meat-n-potatoes of this review, it's necessary that Sherman set the Wayback Machine for 1970's so we can indulge in a brief history lesson for context: Charles R. Saunders is a writer who like most of you reading this review fell in love with the work of Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan, King Kull and Solomon Kane. REH is credited with being the creator of "sword and sorcery" a sub-genre of epic fantasy. Sword and sorcery concerns itself with stories driven by action [...]

    8. Michal on said:

      My review here:onelastsketch.wordpress/2Note on the epub I got from Kobo: One of the stories is rendered unreadable because of a formatting error. Still a great anthology, but you might want to buy a different version.EDIT: According to the editor, the Kobo version has now been fixed.

    9. Scott Neigh on said:

      Started this one awhile ago and got distracted part way through, then came back and finished it just recently. It is a collection of short stories in an emerging subgenre of fantasy called "soul and sorcery", which is an Africentric re-imagining of the often highly Eurocentric subgenre of "sword and sorcery." The use of African imagery, ideas, landscapes, and storytelling in place of the clicheed knights and feudal lords and what have you is certainly interesting, and on its own was enough to ma [...]

    10. Tabithia Holman on said:

      Great Intro to the GenreFor anyone who wants to know what sword and soul is about, this is where you start. Every single story was awesome (however a few were difficult to follow). It is all the "what if" moments you had about Africa and literature. I would have liked to see more modern soul and sword but I suppose that can be another project. All in all excellent.

    11. Kip Corriveau on said:

      Mixed bag. Stories by Charles Saunders and Milton Davis were excellent. Others were okay.

    12. Zanetta Robinson on said:

      I liked some stories far better than others, but I think that's par for the course in the world of anthologies. I am in love with the genre and look forward to reading more.

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